Practical support sessions

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Practical support sessions

These sessions provide short-term, one-to-one support for students who identify as having a mental health difficulty, ADHD or as being on the autism spectrum. Support is based on practical tasks and goal setting.

You must be referred by a member of Sheffield Hallam University staff to access this support.

Helping you get the most out of university

We can help you with:

  • Managing time and maintaining a routine
  • Goal setting and meeting assignment deadlines
  • Attending taught sessions
  • Finding way around campus
  • Reading and replying to emails
  • Using SHU computer systems
  • Accessing additional support services
  • Finding social opportunities

We also offer transition into uni support sessions to help you to prepare for starting at university. This includes campus tours, familiarisation with university computer systems and helping you arrange further support. Support is also available for students going on placement.

How to get a referral

You must be referred by a member of staff to access this support. You should contact a member of Student Support Services who will talk to you about the support available. The following staff can refer you:

  • student support adviser
  • academic adviser
  • wellbeing practitioner
  • disability adviser
  • international experience adviser
  • employability adviser

After referral, you will be invited to book an appointment. We’ll talk to you about what support would be most helpful for you, and set some goals to work on over the next sessions. You can access up to four practical support sessions.

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